Letter to a Christian Nation
From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its... show more
From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God. The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a “loving” God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history. . .
Publish date: January 8th 2008
Pages no: 114
Edition language: English
This is a short little book (only about 90-100 pages) that makes a great case against religion. To be completely honest, I may be biased as I was already an atheist, but even still I think the points in this book were well-written, reasonable, and intelligent. Although most of the arguments are ad...
This is the audio book on youtube. Nice. I read the book. The audio is clear and the book is good. Go have a listen.
I'll admit that my only interest in reading this would be to amuse myself or to understand the position taken by Sam Harris. It may sound obnoxious to say but I find the delivery style of Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins overwhelmingly stuffy, pretentious and interestingly dogmatic in their own way. Of...
3.5 out of 5Doesn't present anything new to the atheism debate, nor did it teach me anything I hadn't already been aware of--nothing voluminous anyway--but being as short as it is, and might I add accessible, it not only serves as a more than suffice introductory read to atheism but also as a great ...
None of this was really new to me, since I read a lot of books like this. I think the author should read The Case for God since that author mentions him (and Richard Dawkins). I should have read End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason before reading this.
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